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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,136
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: 8ba block decking

Did they not deck the right side also? That would bother me as you would have different compression on each side. Ten thousandths might not mean a lot but they should be symmetrical, no?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,307
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: J&M Machine?????

This guy was legit. Won in court. He had a crack in a perfect running engine. If he went to Casey first he probably would have gotten away with getting it stitched with no further disassembly. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,307
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: J&M Machine?????

I have seen Duesenberg blocks done by Frank so I guess that says something. While J&M has a lot of satisfied customers I do know of one gentleman who had a nightmare with a 36 engine. Not sure if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Another turn signal question...need advice from electrical guru

I guess if one understands how a flasher works it is easier to deal with. It is no more than two strips of metal fused together with different expansion rates. This bi metallic strip when heated...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,563
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Pat McFarlane RIP

First time I met Pat or remember meeting him, was in Hiawassee GA when he was flushing his radiator with a hose at the clean up station. I was lucky to be on the Tahoe trip with him as well.
Little...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,039
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

See that notch in the upper middle of the picture. The pawl is supposed to engage in that. Try turning it to see if it moves. What the balk ring does is slows it down enough to engage the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: NOS parts

So bob Jones is retired form selling parts but he has a huge inventory of NOS parts. Now what? Considering where this hobby is going who knows how secure an investment this is. He could give...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,039
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

Only if the pipe is in the way of the crossmember coming out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,039
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

A convertible with the X frame is the worst. I lower the engine and remove the four bolts and speedometer drive along with the clutch and shift linkage. I can then turn the transmission to remove...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,039
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

I cannot deny someone else's experience but mine has run 45,000 with synthetic.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,860
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Spring Carlisle

A friend went and while he sold stuff he said it is not as goos as it usually is. He did not seem to regret his decision to go.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,860
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Spring Carlisle

I've been doing everything possible to catch it for 3 months now. What am I doing wrong. We are all going to die someday of something. If you knew you had 3 months to live, how would you feel...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: '53 Borg Warner O/D help

As others said it is probably the one way clutch. I'm not sure if more revs in 2nd or 3rd will help. I'm assuming reverse works ok. Either way you will need to disassemble the transmission. One...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,039
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

The Ford Green bible, which I assume is the 49-51 repair manual certainly does cover it. I used it to rebuild mine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 608
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Brake fluid gone..

I like the dot 5 because it is not corrosive to paint. It also is not hydroscopic. I've hed it in my 49 for 45,000 miles and while I do need to add it periodically I do not have the other problems.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: 1950 Dash/Speedo

I've removed and replaced the one in my 49 after the dash was installed, so it can be done but that does not mean you should. I'd put it in before.
There is also a tutorial somewhere about removing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,039
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

I assume you are installing the solenoid correctly, making sure the plunger is fully engaged with the pawl. If the solenoid comes out without twisting it you've done it wrong.
Now to figure out if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,039
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

The sun gear does not care about oil as much as the one way clutch, at least according to what you saw on fifth ave. At least that is how I read it. If the one way clutch does not work you will not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: 1949 Ford Convertible top replacement?

My 49 top was scratch built and installed in 2005 for 3 grand. It still looks good after 15 years and 45,000 miles. You get what you pay for.
First call both shops and see if they would even...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,039
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

Many will tell you not to use the synthetic lubricant for a lot of reasons. I've been running it for 45,000 miles all over the country. That's the only one I have to tell you it's ok but some will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: removing spare tire indention on 40 pu fender

What are your skills, tools available and where are you located. There are probably a few different ways to do this but fabricating a new patch and tig welding it in is probably the best approach.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Hershey Canceled

While this may be over in October and possibly August it comes down to no one knows. They have a lot of work to do t put this together and we have been at the whims of political leaders. Someone...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: New Clutch Slipping

Is it slipping in all gears or just 5th. Maybe a borderline pressure plate that is not doing well with the extra load. You did properly tighten the pressure plate bolts, right? If you take it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 872
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Getting on Fordbarn

Running Chrome on 7 as I type. Jeff makes good points. I have 10 on my laptop with no problems. I like 7 because I do not have to do updates every time I turn on the computer.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Where the V-8 National Meet for 2021?

Given the national climate I would not count on anything. I guess some stuff is opening up but people are just too scared to plan any events. Up in Mass pretty much everything has been axed for the...
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